Global Competitiveness Index 2012-2013: NL 5th, NO 15th
The World Economic Forum published the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013. In this report the WEF assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide.
Mr. Joop Wijn (Boardmember ABN Amro), presenting 5th position of Netherlands
ABN Amro WereldWeken, 5th November 2012, Amsterdam NL
This year’s report findings show that Switzerland tops the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report for the fourth consecutive year. Singapore remains in second position with Finland, in third position, overtaking Sweden 4th). These and other Northern and Western European countries dominate the top 10 with the Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom respectively ranked 5th, 6th and 8th. The United States (7th), Hong Kong (9th) and Japan (10th) complete the top 10. Norway is in 15th position.
The Report emphasizes persisting competitiveness divides across and within regions, as short-termism and political deadlock continue to hold back the economic performance of many countries and regions
For DNBN the challenge to support companies in Netherlands and Norway in finding synergy, looking forward, productivity improvements and private sector investment. These factors will be key to improving Dutch and Norwegian economies at a time of heightened uncertainty about the global economic outlook.
Main Source: World Economic Forum